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JACKSON -- A Jackson accountant who started a business bent on keeping nylon outdoor apparel out of the garbage has made the pages of Outside Magazine’s May 2018 issue.

Inspired by a coat torn on a barbed-wire fence, Kelli Jones founded and developed the “NoSo Puffy Patch,” which could apply as easily as duct tape but function better – all while seeming like they belong on outdoorsy fabric.

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By 2016, she raised a little more than $15,000, enough to buy 600 yards of fabric and get her Website up and running, according to the Outside article.

Earlier this year, Jones said she met Outside’s “Gear Guy” at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Denver and sent him home with some patches. It wasn’t long before the magazine called her $10 invention “the best gear of 2018,” saying “not every innovative new product has an astronomical price tag.”

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